Glenn: You are in the crosshairs, and we’re trying to arm you with everything we can

All right, I want to talk to about this.  This book came out today.  It’s available at GlennBeck.com or wherever books are sold.  It’s called Conform.  The government has a hostile takeover of our system, and the co-author is Kyle Olson.  As he mentioned in the meeting, Common Core wasn’t created by teachers, wasn’t created by educators.  Worse yet, they weren’t even consulted in this.

It was created by a board of directors of governors and business leaders like Bill Gates.  There were no laws passed.  There was no debate, nothing happening in Congress, nothing that happened in your local area.  There was no research done to see if any of this actually worked.  Common Core just seemingly appeared out of thin air and after some fancy talk and bribery, Race to the Top, that’s what the stimulus was about, hey, we’ll give you the stimulus package in your states, you just have to do what we’re telling you to do.  That’s what it is, Common Core.

And now we and the teachers are waking up to the fact that none of us are in control anymore.  In early America, things were much different.  There was zero federal involvement in the schools.  States were barely involved.  It was all local control, closest to the parent.  You’ll never guess what began to change all of that.  Say it with me, come on, who was it?  Woodrow Wilson, the progressive era.

The system for schools was mostly private until the late 1800s, and I’d like to introduce you to one evil dude, John Dewey.  He was a professor at the University of Chicago and then Columbia University.  He was a leading champion of progressive education.  And it’s one thing to say well, I’m a progressive.  Okay, that doesn’t necessarily make you a bad dude.  This guy was brilliant.  What made him a progressive and so evil was he was a social engineer.

He insisted that among a school’s primary goals should be creating social change and reform.  He said, and I quote, “I believe, therefore, that the true center of correlation on the school subjects is not science, nor literature, nor history, nor geography, but the child’s own social activities.”  Look at your kid’s curriculum at school.  Does it make any sense at all?  Are they focusing on science or literature or history or math?  Are they?  No, it social engineering.

It’s let’s focus on making, let’s make the children into the people we want them to be.  And when I say we, I mean the, you know, government progressives but also the corporations.  We are really, look at what happens in China.  What happens with China?  In China, they grab your kid at six years old because they’ve identified that they’re going to be good at this.  They take the child away from the parent and make them into whatever it is because the child, listen carefully, belongs to society and the state, not to the parents.  Does that sound familiar?

He said, John Dewey, that we should use techniques that were “previously ignored as trivial, futile, or even condemned us positively evil.”  Any surprise 100 years later our schools are teaching things that are positively evil, they’re questioning the existence of the Holocaust or equating the founders to terrorists?

This is one of those fights that exposes the frauds on both sides of the aisle.  This is one that can bring all Americans together.  The establishment Republicans, the Lindsey Grahams, the John McCains, the Jeb Bushes of the world, and the Democrats, they’re beholden to the almighty corporation and the progressive agenda, both of them, and they’re dutifully escorting Common Core into every classroom against your will.

What credibility does the federal government have on this issue?  Ask yourself that question.  Have our schools gotten better or worse since the federal government got involved?  Why should we listen to the people who gave us the Department of Education in the 1970s?  Since its inception, spending per child has tripled while student performance has flatlined or declined.  What evidence is there to suggest that they have any earthly idea on what they are doing?

Parents have to stand up.  Teachers must stand up.  Education needs a Rick Santelli moment, it does, a leader to stand up and cry out and rally the troops.  And Ralph Ratto might be that man.  He’s an elementary teacher in Long Island, New York.  Ralph is the president of his local teachers union.  His sixth day of administering the New York State Common Core assessment test, he had had enough.

He said, “I watched my students…,” this is the Washington Post, by the way, “I watched my students valiantly attempt math questions that most adults could not answer.  As I watched my students, I was angry that my efforts to stop this madness were not successful.  I was angry at my students’ parents for not opting out their children.”

Today, he writes, “…I am ashamed.  I am ashamed I didn’t do enough to stop this madness.  But I am not done.  I am pledging to double my efforts to stop this form of institutional abuse.  If my state senator and assemblyman do not work to end this madness, I will work to have them replaced.”  Listen to that line, I’m ashamed.  Remember when I told you, I told you before, you have the opportunity to not hang your head in shame in coming generations.  This guy will be able to do that.

In the Washington Post, “I will work to expose the governor’s education agenda.  I will work to have King replaced.  Today is a dark day but not for long.”  Everybody says that I am a coward for not wanting to go grab a gun and defend a rancher.  Not so, I would go stand for any man’s rights, any man’s rights, but I will do it peacefully.  And I will stand against injustice every time.  Yes, I will not conform.  I will not comply.  I will resist, but I will do it peacefully.  That’s what he’s doing, peaceful resistance.

They are trying to intimidate anyone who disagrees.  That’s all right.  We as a nation have seen billy clubs to the head and dogs and fire hoses open up.  We’ve seen it before, we’ll see it again.  Are you prepared to be the peaceful person that stands up?  We showed you a couple of months ago the parent in Maryland who was violently escorted out of a school board meeting.  Well, the latest comes today. 

A concerned parent, William Baer, now, this guy, there he is, and he’s very calm.  He’s just very upset that his daughter, he was complaining about the fact that his daughter had to read a book that had incredibly strong sexual content.  His daughter is 14 years old.  And she had to read it, and he wasn’t happy about it.  So he goes and meets in the library, and because he speaks out of turn and goes over his two-minute time limit, he’s escorted out, handcuffed, and arrested.  Two minutes, you have two minutes to respond, that’s all you get?  It’s a hostile takeover.

Wear that as a badge of honor.  If you can’t see yourself getting arrested, look at the sheep that were around him.  They didn’t even look at him.  They sat there like sheep.  They didn’t look at him.  They didn’t say come on, this is ridiculous.  Nobody in the room?  They were afraid.  Only people with courage and enough courage to get yourself arrested and be peaceful about it will win.

You are in the crosshairs, and we’re trying to arm you with everything we can.  Today, this came out.  This has everything we think you need to make this argument, and the back has all of the footnotes so you don’t make the argument and say Glenn Beck said.  No, read the footnotes.  This has all of the things, you have somebody who’s not awake, give this to them.  Rip the cover off the front and say here, read this.  It doesn’t need my name on it.

We’ve made it as cheap as we can, and we’ve made it accurate.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.